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February 14, 2012
The Commission de la représentation électorale publishes its final report concerning Québec's new electoral map
Quebec City, February 14, 2012 – With today’s tabling of its final report, the Commission de la représentation électorale (CRE) has completed the process of revising Québec’s electoral map. The document entitled People are Moving, the Electoral Map is Changing – Québec’s Electoral Map for 2011 – Final Report follows the publication of the list of the 125 new electoral divisions in the Gazette officielle du Québec on October 20, 2011.
Categories : 2011 electoral map, Provincial, CRE, 2011 electoral map


February 3, 2012
Updating of penalties for offences under the Election Act
The National Assembly recently increased many of the fines for offences against the provisions governing voting, political party financing and the control of election expenses. The increases were triggered by a variety of circumstances, and clearly illustrate the importance ascribed by the National Assembly to the Election Act.
Categories : Provincial, Provincial financing


January 26, 2012
In anticipation of the municipal general elections of November 2013 - Over 250 Québec municipalities will draw up their electoral map this year
Quebec City, January 26, 2012 – The Chief Electoral Officer of Québec and Chair of the Commission de la représentation électorale (CRE), Jacques Drouin, would like to point out that, in accordance with the Act respecting elections and referendums in municipalities (AERM), over 250 municipalities have to draw up their electoral map for the general elections of November 2013 by May 31, 2012.
Categories : CRE, Municipal, Territorial division


January 16, 2012
Public Notice - Withdrawal of authorization
The Chief Electoral Officer of Québec intends to withdraw the authorization granted to the provincial political party Affiliation Québec, in accordance with section 68 of the Election Act (R.S.Q., c. E-3.3)
Categories : Provincial, Authorized political parties


December 19, 2011
Twelve guilty pleas recorded in the Montérégie, Laurentides and Lanaudière regions
Québec City, December 19, 2011 – Mr. Jacques Drouin, Québec’s Chief Electoral Officer, wishes to inform the population that twelve guilty pleas were recorded in files concerning violations of the Act respecting elections and referendums in municipalities (AERM).
Categories : Municipal, Infractions of the ARERM


December 19, 2011
Five guilty pleas recorded in the Montérégie
Québec City, December 19, 2011 – Mr. Jacques Drouin, Québec’s Chief Electoral Officer, wishes to inform the population that five guilty pleas were recorded in the Montérégie, regarding offences under the Election Act (EA).
Categories : Provincial, Infractions of the Electoral Act


December 5, 2011
Watch for the results: the preliminary results of Bonaventure will be available on-line after 8:00 p.m.
Category : Divers


November 30, 2011
104 polling stations will be open on polling day

Quebec City, November 30, 2011 –– Concerning the by-election in the electoral division of Bonaventure, to be held  on Monday, December 5, 2011, the Chief Electoral Officer of Québec, Jacques Drouin, is reporting that  a total of 104 polling stations, spread over 33 polling places,  will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m..

Categories : Provincial, By-elections


November 25, 2011
Press release No. 9 – By-election of December 5, 2011 in Bonaventure - A first in Québec: the electors of Bonaventure will use a photo ballot paper

Quebec City, November 25, 2011 – For the first time in a Québec provincial election, the electors of the electoral division of Bonaventure will use a ballot paper that includes the photos of the candidates running in the by-election of December 5, 2011. Upon the recommendation of the Chief Electoral Officer, an agreement reached by the political parties represented at the National Assembly will make it possible to try out this alternative voting procedure. The goal is to make it simpler for certain electors to participate in the electoral process, in particular senior citizens, the disabled and the functionally illiterate. 

Categories : Provincial, By-elections


November 23, 2011
Press release No. 8 – By-election of December 5, 2011 - This coming Sunday and Monday electors in the electoral division of Bonaventure will be able to vote through advance polling

Quebec City, November 23, 2011 – The Chief Electoral Officer of Québec, Jacques Drouin, would like to remind electors from the electoral division of Bonaventure that there will be advance polling on November 27 and 28, 2011. This opportunity to vote is available to all those who do not wish to vote on December 5, 2011, the day of “ordinary” voting. Moreover, as of Friday, it will be possible to exercise one’s right to vote at the office of the returning officer of the electoral division. As such, the electors of Bonaventure will have seven consecutive days on which to vote.

Categories : Provincial, By-elections


November 22, 2011
Press release No. 7 – By-election of December 5, 2011 in Bonaventure - Various procedures are available for electors wishing to exercise their right to vote

Quebec City, November 22, 2011 – The Chief Electoral Officer of Québec, Jacques Drouin, reminds electors in the electoral division of Bonaventure that there are various ways for them to exercise their right to vote in the by-election of December 5, 2011, to be held in the electoral division of Bonaventure. Mr. Drouin also reminds them that registration on the list of electors is a pre-requisite for exercising their right to vote. Duly registered electors can then vote on polling day or at an advance poll, a mobile polling station or at the office of the returning officer. 

Categories : Provincial, By-elections


November 19, 2011
Press release No. 6 – By-election of December 5, 2011 - Six people running for office in the electoral division of Bonaventure

 

Quebec City, November 19, 2011 –– A total of six nomination papers have been accepted for the by-election of December 5, 2011 in the electoral division of Bonaventure. The period for filing nomination papers ended at 2:00 p.m. today.
Categories : Provincial, By-elections


November 16, 2011
PUBLIC NOTICE - WITHDRAWAL OF AUTHORIZATION

The Chief Electoral Officer of Québec proposes to withdraw the authorization of the Parti des contribuables de Repentigny, pursuant to section 404 of the Act respecting elections and referendums in municipalities.

Categories : Municipal, Municipal financing, Authorized political parties


November 15, 2011
Communiqué No. 5 – By-election of December 5, 2011 in Bonaventure - The electors of Bonaventure are invited to ensure that they are registered on the list of electors

 

Quebec City, November 15, 2011 – The Chief Electoral Officer of Québec, Jacques Drouin,  invites the electors of the electoral division of Bonaventure to make sure that their names appear on the list of electors in order that they may exercise their right to vote in the upcoming by-election of December 5, 2011. Revision of the list of electors is carried out from November 14 to 22, 2011, and will be followed by a special revision period that will last until December 1, 2011.
Categories : Provincial, By-elections


November 10, 2011
Press release No. 4 – By-election of December 5, 2011 in Bonaventure - Mobile polling in residential facilities and at the elector's domicile

 

Quebec City, November 9, 2011 – The Chief Electoral Officer of Québec, Jacques Drouin,  would like to remind all electors with reduced mobility from the electoral division of Bonaventure  that they can exercise their right to vote at their domicile or in a residential facility. It should however be noted that in the case of these alternative polling methods, an application must be addressed to the returning officer with due dispatch.
Categories : Provincial, By-elections


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